Inspirational Advent Calendar 2020 (it's almost over)
So I am very happy and excited that this year’s calendar is ready for you.
Simply click on the “door” for the right day below to discover your inspirational quote of the day (starting on December 1st)!
2020 is a very special year (fill in crappy or any other word you find fitting), so we can use some extra motivation to finish this year.
And if you’re thinking “what’s an advent calendar”? How do advent calendars work? And what are some great Advent Calendar ideas? then please scroll down to find all that information…
What's an Advent Calendar?
If you’ve never heard of Advent Calendars, they are special calendars with 24 numbered “doors” used to count the days until Christmas, starting on December 1st.
On December 1st, you open door number 1. The next day, you open door #2 etc.
Half the fun is looking for the right number because the doors are in no particular order.
Advent Calendars can be made of cardboard, fabric, or small wooden boxes. It doesn’t really matter as long as they can hide the little daily gift.
Obviously, they can also be digital now. Those are great for Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest, although a real one with physical gifts is wonderful.
Advent Calendars seem to be of German origin (like me) and date back to the 19th century (not like me). In the beginning, they were simple chalk marks religious families made to count down the days until Christmas Eve.
At the beginning of the 20th century, paper Advent Calendars with little images appeared, and at the end of the 1950s, chocolate was added.
How do Advent Calendars work?
Every day, you open the right numbered “door” from your calendar, usually to find a piece of chocolate behind it. Parents can also prepare DIY advent calendars with little gifts for their kids.
These calendars are pretty important in German culture.
In Kindergarten or primary school, teachers can also make a DIY Advent Calendar for the whole class and every day someone else gets a little surprise from it.
Advent Calendar ideas
Advent Calendars can have different themes. For example, you can buy the traditional chocolate calendar which now exists from many famous brands (with more elaborate chocolate bars).
Or you can make your own DIY Advent Calendar. You could get testing sizes of beauty products, craft something yourself, write coupons, or make an inspirational Advent Calendar with motivational quotes as I do!
- Advent Calendar with chocolate
- Advent Calendar with beauty products
- Advent Calendar with small gifts
- Advent Calendar with homemade things
- Advent Calendar with gift certificates
- Advent Calendar with activity coupons
- Advent Calendar for grown ups with alcohol
Advent Calendar for grown ups
Yes, if we’re totally honest, Advent Calendars are usually for kids. But if you had one every year all through your childhood, you may want one even if you’re in your thirties. Luckily, you can simply get an Advent Calendar for grown ups…
This could just be a nice chocolate calendar (with Celebrations, M&M’s, or other chocolate brands) or the beauty kit version. A clear example of advent calendars for adults is probably one with alcohol.
Last year, I had a fun Beer Advent Calendar that came with small bottles in different flavors. I’m a German gal, so it’s not surprising that I liked it, although ladies might prefer a wine calendar.
I wouldn’t be surprised if you could buy Advent Calendars with shots – although this seems a bit hardcore for a Christmas calendar.
A few more Advent Calendars for grown ups
If you love tea, maybe you’d like a DIY Advent Calendar with different types of tea.
Or you could make a healthy calendar with daily smoothie recipes (provided you make sure that the necessary ingredients are available). This would be a nice touch to their daily routine.
You can come up with plenty of nice DIY Advent Calendar ideas for your significant other. Just think of something nice that they would love to discover every day.
How do you like the Advent Calendar ideas and quotes?
If anything was possible, what would be your favorite Advent Calendar?
Do you use Advent Calendars in your culture? If you don’t celebrate Christmas, do you have something similar for a famous holiday in your tradition?
Let us know in the comments!
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